Our purpose is to recognize and reward the talents of dance students while promoting the performing arts in the communities we serve. Participation in Spotlight Dance Cup’s competition builds self-esteem, develops character, cultivates friendships, and improves dance and performance skills. We strive for a fun, exciting, and satisfying experience for the artists, parents, audience members, and instructors. We believe that dancers will grow in a supportive environment by participating in a well-organized, prestigious, and dynamic event.
Since 1995, our competitions were so well-received in local communities that we decided to expand to numerous cities throughout the West and Midwest. Our first touring season in 1996 included 12 Regional events and one National Championship Final with fewer than 2000 individual competitors combined. Last year, we held 40 Regional events and 3 National Championship Finals representing almost 26,000 individual dancers and over 21,000 performances. Our 2017 season will include 42 Regional events and 3 National Championship Finals, making it our most expansive tour yet.
Each and every Spotlight competition is staged as a professional theatrical production. Our events are family-oriented and student-focused. We strive to run our competitions on time in a friendly, low-stress, personalized, and caring atmosphere. We recruit talented and professional judges who offer impartial and constructive oral and video critiques of each performance that are inspiring to dancers of all ages and ability levels. Online registration and our Royalty Rewards Program make the registration process for Spotlight Dance Cup easy and affordable.